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Fiasco

© 1978 SSJ Author’s Note: ‘Fiasco’ is one of five poems that form the collection Silent Verses. The collection, written under the pseudonym Dias was written in the period 1977-1978, during the martial law years of the Philippines, while the author was … Continue reading

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Might be in the deep night she came

might be in the deep night she came while i in my long hair was dead (i could never be sure). like a surgeon must have stitched a heart pulsing red she in her angel wings and denim pants tugged … Continue reading

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Worms, Birds & In Between

The worms that could not up surface above neat pavements carpeted floors or cold tiers find their places in vaults of Adam’s kin’s blood and flesh And the birds that could not down high winds and lofty crystal skies and … Continue reading

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the whale sharks of oslob

the earth-man dives from his dugout canoe into the cove to stare the whale shark in its beady eye beneath the waves they dance in fluid harmony: to fathom the depths of their hearts  to measure the breadth of their … Continue reading

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physiognomy of an eel

for all its slippery rubbery twisting thick tough long skin, the eel reveals a wide mouth on a small face: to hook an eel throw it a bait Copyright © qalbin.tocastasparkle, 2008 ___________ Author’s note: This poem came to be … Continue reading

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smiles

smiles drift longer, sparkles on an ocean’s crest teasing silent laughters from within the ocean’s ribs. the sea teaches the land a passing thought: there isn’t an ugly face with a shiny smile.   Copyright © qalbin.tocastasparkle, 2009

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how many ways can a wave wash to shore?

how many ways can a wave wash to shore? blithely as a titter, lazing like a lamb, or stirring a trifling whiff of temper, lusty as a gust of wind licking the windowpane, white horses with flowing manes kicking up … Continue reading

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